AMITIAE -Friday 7 November 2014

Cassandra: iTunes App Store - Update Information Available Again

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By Graham K. Rogers


Just after the update to OS X, I noticed that missing from iTunes updates of apps was information about the updates themselves. Previously, a click on the icon of an app that was shown, would reveal much information about what the user might expect in the new version, and comments on any bug fixes.

Suddenly that had all gone. To find out, I was forced to go into the App Store, search for a specific app and examine details of the latest version: all rather time-consuming.

I had initially thought it might be the specific version of iTunes that I was using as I had been playing with pre-release versions and I submitted a comment to Apple on this. However, one of my students, who also runs a Mac, asked me about the same problem one afternoon when he picked my brains about Yosemite and what he was finding.


This morning, checking for downloads, as I dio every day, I clicked on one of the icons (I see there are updates for iMovie and Keynote) and the panel was filled with text. Looking at others, the same was true, so Apple has managed a content update and we are back to how things should have been.


Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs. He is now continuing that in the Bangkok Post supplement, Life.



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